I think my RV is a lemon - How to Tell
How does the lemon law work for new RVs? Here is the checklist for an RV lemon:
- You purchased a new RV,
- A defect seriously harming the use, safety, or value of the vehicle occurs,
- Within the first year,
- And the dealer failed 4 times to fix the defects, OR
- You could not operate the vehicle (“out of service”) for 30 days or more due to defects
I want to file for a “lemon law” on a new RV - How?
Our firm has assisted and represented consumers with lemon RVs and can provide you the experienced counsel needed. Filing for relief under the "lemon law" involves documenting the defects, repair attempts, and then following the statutory requirements on providing the manufacturer and opportunity to “fix” the situation – involving either providing a new vehicle or buying back your lemon.
During your free initial consultation, we'll review the purchase, defects, service history, and steps necessary to preserve your rights. An RV is a large investment; don't get stuck with a lemon that you will regret for the life of the RV.
Can you file for a “lemon law” on a used RV?
Many people wonder how lemon law works for used RVs in Wisconsin. New RV “lemon laws” do not apply to used RVs. However, under Wisconsin law you may have similar rights related to used car purchases from Wisconsin dealerships.
How do I know if my (new) RV is a lemon?
Your vehicle has been back to the dealership for the same defect 4 times, or has been out of service for 30 days or more.
How do I know if my (used RV) is a lemon?
If your car broke down while driving home from the dealership, or has other major defects (like undisclosed frame damage, or a replaced engine), you may have a used car lemon.
What happens if I bought a lemon?
Keep all the documents from your purchase and repairs. Take notes from all phone or in-person conversations. Discuss your case with a lawyer. You may be entitled to a new RV, money for your losses, and/or other damages from the manufacturer or seller. We offer free online scheduling for appointments.
We provide representation in lemon law cases in Wisconsin, including Racine, Kenosha, Green Bay, Appleton, the Fox Valley, Milwaukee, West Allis, Waukesha, Walworth County, Dane County, Madison, La Crosse, Eau Claire, Superior, Ashland, and anywhere in-between.